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SADA Zone gets €160m EU support to promote agribusiness

June 27, 2016, 9:35 a.m.

The European Union (EU) is to contribute €160 million to promote business-oriented agriculture in Ghana with high-quality produce for the Savannah Accelerated Development Agency (SADA) zone.

This will be achieved with the support of farmers and entrepreneurs who will be trained in business management and improved farming and processing techniques.

Mr Benoist Bazin, Head of the Infrastructure and Sustainable Development (ISD) Section, disclosed this on Tuesday in Accra.

He was speaking at a high level Agricultural Investment Workshop (AIW) organised by the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the support of USAID and the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP). The purpose of the workshop is to develop the necessary strategies, policies and roadmap for attracting investments for agriculture-led transformation of the SADA Zone.

Mr Bazin said an important focus of the programmes will be the mitigation of climate change with dissemination of practices dealing with soil protection and reconstitution, soil fertility enhancement and agro-forestry to promote local knowledge, local improved seed and also reduce usage of chemical inputs.

The EU is collaborating with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Savannah Accelerated Development Agency (SADA) for productive investment for agriculture in the SADA zone.

Participants included government ministries and agencies, development partners, private investors, key regional and district agencies, farmer representatives and NGOs.